Arhaven House Concerts is hosted by
Joe and Bev Angel. We are located just East of Austin, Texas, about
halfway between Austin Bergstrom Airport and Bastrop. House concerts
are on Sunday afternoons. Contact us for more information using the
form at the bottom of the page.
November 23, 2014
At the home of Joe and Bev Angel
Doors open: 2:30 PM, Concert begins: 3:00PM
We are very excited to have Kerrville Folk Festival favorites, Anne Hills and Michael Smith together for this house concert. Anne Hills has has become one of the better known voices of the contemporary folk music scene, receiving awards and recognition for her live performances, her unique solo and collaborative recording projects, and her overall artistry and benefit work. The AllMusic Guide says, “A stunning soprano tone has made Anne Hills one of contemporary music’s premiere vocalists …. Her knack for writing heartfelt songs [has] brought her to the upper echelon of her craft.”
Rolling Stone Magazine once called Michael Smith “The Greatest Songwriter in
the English Language.” His songs have been recorded by everyone from Spanky and Our Gang to David Allan Coe to Anne Hills. Michael’s classics include The Dutchman, Spoon River, Dead Egyptian Blues, and Crazy Mary. His recordings, Michael Smith (1986) and Love Stories (1987) have been reissued as a single CD, which is among Acoustic Guitar's list of essential singer-songwriter albums.
Click here for videos of Anne Hills and Michael Smith.
“Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer ... she is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.” - Tom Paxton
“One of the most glorious voices in all of contemporary folk music.” - The Chicago Tribune
“A singer of superb vocal purity ... she gives songs a life of their
own. Anne Hills could sing the week’s cable listings and make them
sound marvelous.”– Martin Keller, Minnesota Monthly
"... her writing is as strong and beautiful as her voice.”- Friday Morning Quarterback
“Hearing the songs of Michael Smith in this day and age is like reading
an anthology of Hemingway’s short stories after decades of only comic
books. It’s a realization that songs can hold a whole lot more than
they’re usually expected to hold, they can possess a genuine sense of
place and time as evocative and magical as the finest literature.” -
Paul Zollo, Song Talk Magazine
“Michael Smith stands out as one of the few undisputed geniuses among singer-songwriters.” - Sing Out! Magazine
“He’s our Picasso.” - Kathy Kelly, WNUR Folk Show
Arhaven House Concerts is a handicap accessible, smoke free, alcohol
free, dog and cat free house concert series located just off Highway 71 half-way between
Austin and Bastrop. Well-behaved youngsters ages 13 and over are
welcome. Coffee and lemonade will be provided as well as a snack during
the break between sets. Attendance is by invitation only and RSVPs are required and are on a first come, first served basis.
A suggested donation of $15/person is requested in advance to hold your reservation. Suggested donation at the door is $20/person. If you need to cancel, give us at least a 48-hour notice and we will
refund your money. 100% of the proceeds go to the performer. The street address of Arhaven House will be sent to those with confirmed reservations.
circle will be held after the concert. All musicians are invited to
bring their instruments and join in the song circle and everyone else is
invited to stay and watch. We will provide a light dinner at no charge
to all who choose to stay for the song circle. You may bring beer and
wine to enjoy during the song circle.